This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.
The Commission has recently become aware of emails received by members of the public purporting to have been sent by the above named individual.
The information provided to the Commission intimates that the above named individual claims to be employed as “Chief investment Consultant, Dept.Of Mortgage Services” (sic), by Bank of Scotland International Ltd on the Isle of Man.
The email gives an address for the sender of PO Box 19, Bank of Scotland House, Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1AT.
In the email it states “Be so kind to contact me at your earliest-convenient for a possible business deal involving money transfer of about £15 Million.(Fifteen Million British Pounds Sterling).(sic)
The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations regarding the aforementioned emails:
There is a genuine holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence called Bank of Scotland International Ltd whose former genuine address was PO Box 19, Bank of Scotland House, Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1AT. The genuine Bank of Scotland International Ltd moved from this address on 3 September 2007.
Details of all licenceholders of the Commission are available on our website www.fsc.gov.im.
Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is no person by the name of Chris David now or formerly employed by the genuine Bank of Scotland International Limited on the Isle of Man.
Under the circumstances the Commission feels that these emails are being issued to either tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission.
Are an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission.
Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor.
Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving emails or other documentation matching the above description to refrain from responding to them in any way.
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from emails matching the above description and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by email to [email protected] .
Any persons who have paid out funds in relation to emails matching the above description or who have provided personal financial details in relation to emails matching the above description should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.
FSC Reference: CD/06/2008